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DDI Software and Pharmacists

12/24/2008

This study in JAMA documents that 1 in 25 elderly Americans take a potentially harmful combination of medications.  Is this and indictment on the lousy job pharmacists are doing picking up on these combos and how bad the DDI checking software is?

Use of Prescription and Over-the-counter Medications and Dietary Supplements Among Older Adults in the United States
JAMA. 2008; 300:2867-2878.  ABSTRACT | FULL TEXT | PDF

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